View Full Version : [ubuntu] RAID setup via port multiplier

December 6th, 2010, 09:42 PM
Hey all, i recently purchased this 5 bay RAID server with 3Gbps PCI-e port multiplier


But i'm curious how i'm supposed to manage this... Will it just be the case that when i put this together, i'll just see each drive as a seperate connected drive and i'll need to use MDADM to manage them as a software RAID? Or am i off my mark here?

December 7th, 2010, 08:41 AM
Just pop it in and it should detect the drives individually. When you setup up the RAID, use the devices in /dev/disk/by-id/. This way you can use the serial number of each drive instead of the dynamically assigned device names like /dev/sda.